Hospital Press Releases

2014

July

07/23/2014 Pulmonary Support Group at Hospital for Special Care Celebrate 20 years

June

06/24/2014 SAINT FRANCIS RECEIVES 2014 PATIENT SAFETY EXCELLENCE AND WOMEN’S HEALTH EXCELLENCE AWARDS™ FROM HEALTHGRADES
06/20/2014 Rising executives from Greenwich and Bridgeport hospitals recognized at “40 Under 40” celebration
06/20/2014 Staff From Bristol Hospital’s Emergency Center And MEP Health Donate Time And Bike Helmets For Boys and Girls Club Safety Event
06/17/2014 Hospital CEO honored by Boy Scouts

May

05/01/2014 Gaylord Hospital Recognized by PACE: People’s Action for Clean Energy

March

03/19/2014 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Griffin Hospital recipients of the 2014 Legacy Project Awards
03/19/2014 Bristol Hospital Celebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19 By Honoring the 73 Board Certified Nurses on its Staff
03/17/2014 SAINT FRANCIS HEALTHCARE PARTNERS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
03/14/2014 ULYSSES WU, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
03/14/2014 RED CROSS HONORS TWO SAINT FRANCIS PHYSICIANS AS HEROES
03/13/2014 Connecticut Burn Center receives $150,000 PSEG grant
03/13/2014 Bridgeport Hospital opens new outpatient radiology center in Trumbull
03/12/2014 Bridgeport Hospital opens new gyn clinics and ambulatory medicine unit
03/07/2014 Liza Greene Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
03/04/2014 Sleep Week highlights importance of treating sleep disorders

February

02/27/2014 Bridgeport Hospital echocardiography lab reaccredited
02/24/2014 MICHAEL L. THERRIEN, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
02/19/2014 WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD: SAINT FRANCIS NAMED AMONG AMERICA’S “BEST” BREAST CENTERS
02/14/2014 SAINT FRANCIS CARE NAMES KIMBERLEY BEEKMANN DIRECTOR OF PATIENT EXPERIENCE
02/14/2014 SAINT FRANCIS RECEIVES TWO DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS
02/14/2014 DENISE M. PETERSON, R.N., MSHCA, NEA-BC, FACHE NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SURGICAL SERVICES
02/10/2014 Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Recognized for Commitment to Energy Efficiency
02/07/2014 Dr. Patricia Aguayo Joins Hospital for Special Care Autism Center
02/06/2014 Lea’s Foundation Pledges $555,000 for Leukemia Research at Saint Francis
02/04/2014 Hartford Hospital’s “Black & Red” Fundraiser Surpasses Goal - Exceeds Pledges to “Stop the Stigma”
02/04/2014 Waterbury Hospital Receives Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence 2014
02/03/2014 WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD: SAINT FRANCIS NAMED “BEST” FOR PATIENT EXPERIENCE IN HEART HEALTH

January

01/30/2014 “KNOW YOUR NUMBERS” HEART DISEASE & DIABETES REGIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING IN FEBRUARY
01/29/2014 Anthony Osborn Named Employee of the Year at Day Kimball Healthcare
01/29/2014 HEBREW HEALTH CARE AND HARTFORD HEALTHCARE TO FORM PARTNERSHIP
01/28/2014 Marie Haggerty Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
01/24/2014 Dr. Kenneth Rhee Named Chief Medical Officer At Bristol Hospital And Health Care Group Inc
01/23/2014 Caregiver honored with record gift at Bridgeport Hospital
01/16/2014 SAINT FRANCIS CARE APPOINTS THREE NEW DIRECTORS
01/16/2014 PUTNAM: Day Kimball Healthcare receives $75,000 grant from Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority
01/13/2014 Day Kimball Healthcare Establishes Patient Advisory Council, Receives Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Primary Stroke Care
01/13/2014 Saint Francis Listed among Top 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs
01/13/2014 Lights! Camera! Action! Bristol Hospital Films Commercial Promoting Its Beekley Center For Breast Health & Wellness
01/08/2014 Hartford Hospital Recognized for Providing Highest Level of Patient-Centered Geriatric Care
01/03/2014 FIONA PHELAN NAMED MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER AT SAINT FRANCIS

2013

December

12/31/2013 Lisa French Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
12/31/2013 Bristol Hospital Annual Ball “The Best Is Yet To Come” Nets $75,000
12/16/2013 Dr. Levin Named St. Vincent’s Physician of the Year
12/11/2013 HIMSS Analytics Honors Bristol Hospital With Stage 7 Recognition
12/06/2013 THE MANDELL MS CENTER RECOGNIZED AS CENTER FOR COMPREHENSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CARE

November

11/27/2013 Day Kimball Healthcare Releases Fiscal-Year 2013 Financial Results
11/26/2013 CARDINAL HEALTH FOUNDATION GRANTS SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER $31,500 TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY AT THE POINT-OF-CARE
11/26/2013 Dr. Cato Laurencin Elected a Fellow of AAAS
11/15/2013 Nicole Cornell Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
11/13/2013 Hospital for Special Care Expands Dental Clinic Services?for Children and Adults with Special Needs
11/01/2013 ST. VINCENT’S LAUNCHES STATE’S ONLY AFFILIATION WITH MD ANDERSON CANCER NETWORK

October

10/30/2013 St. Vincent’s Medical Center Earns “Top Performer” Recognition from The Joint Commission
10/29/2013 JOSEPH MITCHEL, D.O., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
10/28/2013 SAINT FRANCIS NAMED AMONG AMERICA’S 100 BEST IN FOUR CATEGORIES; RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR QUALITY CLINICAL OUTCOMES AND RANKED AMONG TOP 10% IN NATION IN FOUR PROCEDURAL CARE AREAS
10/24/2013 Bristol Hospital Opens Its New Beekley Center For Breast Health And Wellness
10/23/2013 New Comprehensive Women’s Health Center Opens at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Introduces new dimension of integrated healthcare for women
10/22/2013 Day Kimball HomeCare Receives Award of Distinction for Patient Satisfaction
10/21/2013 St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation Appoints Four New Members/Elects Officers
10/17/2013 Cancer genetic testing highlighted in free Bridgeport Hospital newsletter
10/15/2013 Bristol Hospital Staff Celebrate Sleep Center Accreditation
10/08/2013 ARCHANA PURUSHOTHAMAN, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
10/08/2013 Beekley President Gets First Glimpse Of Bristol Hospital Breast Center
10/08/2013 SAINT FRANCIS RANKS #1 IN CONNECTICUT FOR PATIENT SAFETY, #1 FOR MEDICAL EXCELLENCE IN MAJOR CLINICAL CATEGORIES, INCLUDING #1 IN OVERALL HOSPITAL CARE
10/07/2013 Hospital for Special Care Announces Swallowing Disorders Center; Receives Grant from CHEFA
10/07/2013 KAVITA S. NAMJOSHI, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
10/01/2013 Coca-Cola Kaulbach Golf Classic raises more than $135,000 to support Bridgeport Hospital cancer services

September

09/30/2013 Day Kimball Hospital recognized by LifeChoice Donor Services
09/30/2013 Susan Grant-Nash Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
09/25/2013 Bristol Hospital Physician Earns National Recognition For Patient-Centered Care
09/24/2013 Hospital for Special Care to Open Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Center; Appoints Adam Simmons, M.D. as ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Director
09/24/2013 JESSIE DEWANJEE, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
09/18/2013 New plaza improves safety, appearance of Bridgeport Hospital entrance
09/17/2013 Hartford HealthCare Selected to Be First MSK Cancer Alliance Member
09/16/2013 NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY AWARDS $500,000 GRANT TO MANDELL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CENTER
09/16/2013 Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Selected to Participate in National Initiative
09/11/2013 VANESSA PAUIG, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
09/09/2013 MIRACLES XXIV GALA To Benefit The Comprehensive Women’s Health Center
09/09/2013 Maternal Infant Division at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Awarded AlUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation
09/06/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S INVESTIGATORS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS GENOMICS INSTITUTE GRANTS
09/05/2013 MARIE LOURDES T. YNSON, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
09/04/2013 St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Aquarion Water Company Launch 3rd Annual “House of Hope” Food Drive
09/04/2013 St. Vincent’s President Speaks on “How the Affordable Care Act Will Affect Patients”
09/03/2013 SAINT FRANCIS CARE PARTNER NAMES MARIA J. MCGUIRE DIRECTOR OF LAB INFORMATION SYSTEMS
09/03/2013 St. Vincent’s Medical Center pledges more than $1 million to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

August

08/30/2013 Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. David Rubins Joins The Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group
08/28/2013 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES CAROL KARDAS DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES OPERATIONS
08/27/2013 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES PATTI LAMONICA, R.N., MSN, INTERIM CHIEF NURSING OFFICER
08/26/2013 MARK C. SCHMIDT, D.D.S., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/26/2013 RAVI KISHORE NARRA, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/22/2013 SAINT FRANCIS RECOGNIZED FOR IBCLC CARE AWARD
08/22/2013 Hospital for Special Care Receives Quality of Life Grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
08/21/2013 SWATHI RACHOOR, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/20/2013 SAMA ALVI, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/19/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES FIVE NEW PHYSICIANS
08/13/2013 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES WILLIAM T. ORAVECZ AS DIRECTOR OF ICD-10 IMPLEMENTATION
08/13/2013 PAULO RENATO DE ARAUJO VALLE CORREA, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/12/2013 First Physician Elected St. Vincent’s Chairman of the Board
08/12/2013 Breast Surgeon Dr. Sai Varanasi Joins The Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group
08/12/2013 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES SURENDRA P. KHERA, M.D., CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
08/12/2013 JOHN E. LEAVENS M.D., FACEP, JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/01/2013 Hospital for Special Care Appoints New Chairman of its Board of Directors
08/01/2013 Hospital for Special Care’s Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp Kicks Off its 23rd Year
08/01/2013 Dr. Shwet Upadhyay Joins The Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group
08/01/2013 Hartford Hospital Announces First Employees to Purchase Homes As Part of Housing Incentive Program
08/01/2013 SAINT FRANCIS RECEIVES AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S GET WITH THE GUIDELINES-HEART FAILURE GOLD PLUS QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

July

07/31/2013 Saint Francis Named Among “Best Hospitals for Surgery” by Consumer Reports Saint Francis Is One of Two Connecticut Hospitals to Receive Highest Rating Available
07/29/2013 SAINT FRANCIS WELCOMES EXPANSION OF UCONN EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
07/24/2013 Dr. Ma. Margarita Reyes Joins The Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group
07/23/2013 MATTHEW NEULANDER, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
07/23/2013 SHILPA RAJASHEKAR, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
07/18/2013 DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE IMPLEMENTING MITIGATION PLAN TO COMBAT BUDGET SHORTFALLS
07/17/2013 US NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER BEST HOSPITAL IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY AND WESTERN CT
07/16/2013 Bridgeport Hospital ranked high-performing in Geriatrics for third straight year by U.S. News & World Report
07/11/2013 SAINT FRANCIS NAMED AMONG 2013 “MOST WIRED” HOSPITALS
07/10/2013 CHRISTINE CASTRO, D.O., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
07/08/2013 SAINT FRANCIS OFFERS NEW TREATMENT CHOICE FOR PROSTATE CANCER
07/08/2013 ROBERT J. GRANT, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
07/03/2013 Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $75K
07/03/2013 EDWARD J. WHITE, M.D., FACS, JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
07/03/2013 Hartford Hospital Appoints Tina M. Varona Media Relations Manager
07/01/2013 Bridgeport Hospital acquires certain outpatient services of Russo Radiology in Bridgeport, Fairfield and Stratford

June

06/27/2013 Lyn McCarthy Named St. Vincent’s Foundation Executive Director
06/21/2013 Bristol Hospital Awards Profiles In Medicine Award To Its Emergency Center Medical Staff
06/17/2013 Bridgeport Firefighters Deliver Second Check for Burn Center Campaign
06/17/2013 THE COMPREHENSIVE BREAST HEALTH CENTER AT SAINT FRANCIS RECIEVES THREE-YEAR ACCREDITATION FOR QUALITY CARE
06/17/2013 Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center Receives Grant to Support Program for Horseback Riders Living with Special Needs
06/14/2013 DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE TO RECEIVE STATE GRANT TO SUPPORT HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT RENOVATION PROJECT
06/13/2013 ADAM PERRIN, M.D., FAAFP, CAQ-SM JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
06/13/2013 LATHA DULIPSINGH, M.D., FACP., FACE., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
06/11/2013 Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary presents $100,000 gift to support renovations, scholarships and toys for young patients
06/11/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S RANKED AMONG NATION’S BEST CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
06/10/2013 Bridgeport Hospital Foundation recruits own board to re-energize fundraising
06/06/2013 SAINT FRANCIS IMPLEMENTS MANDATORY FLU VACCINATION POLICY
06/06/2013 Record day for Bridgeport Hospital Home Run
06/05/2013 CHEFA Grant To Benefit Behavioral Health Services At Bristol Hospital

May

05/30/2013 Hospital for Special Care Appoints Carl Ficks Director, Corporate and Donor Relations
05/28/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER’S LAMPP PROJECT AWARDED $2 MILLION STATE GRANT
05/22/2013 Anthony Osborn Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
05/21/2013 Bridgeport Hospital Honors Volunteers at Annual Luncheon
05/14/2013 Bristol Hospital Unveils Renderings And Plans For New Beekley Center For Breast Health & Wellness
05/14/2013 St. Vincent’s Receives “A” in Safety
05/14/2013 STAMFORD HOSPITAL OFFICIALLY BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW HOSPITAL
05/13/2013 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES SURENDRA P. KHERA, M.D., CHIEF QUALITY OFFICER AND INTERIM CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
05/13/2013 SAINT FRANCIS IS THE ONLY NEW ENGLAND PROVIDER TO BETA TEST NEW URAC ACCREDITATION
05/07/2013 Protocol at Stamford Hospital Reduces Elective Inductions
05/07/2013 Hospital for Special Care Receives Grant to Support Garden of Hope Child Development Program J. Walton Bissell Foundation gives $10K to HSC in support of Pediatric Unit
05/06/2013 STEVE KUNSMAN APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR POST ACUTE CARE NURSING AND REHABILITATION SERVICES AT MOUNT SINAI REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
05/03/2013 Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing graduates 86
05/01/2013 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES SCOTT ELLNER, D.O., MPH, VICE CHAIRMAN SURGERY AND DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL QUALITY

April

04/30/2013 GLENN MASON NAMED DIRECTOR OF INFRASTRUCTURE ENTERPRISE SERVICES AT SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
04/30/2013 SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL PARTNER FOR CHANGE AWARD
04/30/2013 Gayle Ethier Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
04/24/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES FOUR NEW PHYSICIANS
04/15/2013 THE CONNECTICUT JOINT REPLACEMENT INSTITUTE AT SAINT FRANCIS NAMES CHARLES M. TURKELSON, PH.D., DIRECTOR OF HEALTH ECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH
04/12/2013 Day Kimball Healthcare Contingent Meet With Legislators Concerning Hospital Budget Cuts As Part of “Connecticut Hospital Day At The Capitol”
04/10/2013 SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER NAMED SOLE CONNECTICUT RECIPIENT OF HEALTHGRADES 2013 PATIENT SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD™
04/08/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN'S EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FROM CONNECTICUT PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
04/04/2013 Bristol Hospital Wine And Spirit Event Nets More Than $50,000
04/03/2013 KATHLEEN A. SMITH, R.N., MHSA, NEA-BC JOINS SAINT FRANCIS

March

03/29/2013 Safety First: Consumer Reports Names Bristol Hospital One Of The Top Three Safest Hospitals In Connecticut
03/28/2013 NIH AWARDS $1,640,000 GRANT TO SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
03/28/2013 ADARSH JHA, M.D., NAMED MEDICAL DIRECTOR
03/27/2013 Oxygen therapy at Bridgeport Hospital helps heal Milford resident’s wounds
03/27/2013 Prostate Cancer: Treatment Options and Decisions topic of April 16 meeting in Trumbull
03/25/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FROM CONNECTICUT PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
03/18/2013 Woodstock Resident Maria Raszka Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
03/15/2013 Dr. Sampath Subramaniam Joins The Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group
03/14/2013 Hospital for Special Care to Receive $3.6 Million Grant to Support Electronic Medical Records System for Autism Medical Home
03/12/2013 St. Vincent’s Health Services and New Road Fitness Announce Medically Integrated Health and Fitness Center in Trumbull, CT
03/07/2013 Two Broken Hearts Repaired on Valentine's Day at St. Vincent's Medical Center
03/04/2013 MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
03/04/2013 More than 240 employees and physicians honored at annual Bridgeport Hospital service excellence event
03/01/2013 The Hospice Of Bristol Hospital Hosts Annual Lights Of Love Event

February

02/28/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S AWARDED GRANT TO STUDY BEHAVIORAL PAIN INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE
02/27/2013 Patricia McLaughlin Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
02/25/2013 "Charity Chicks" of Plainfield Donate $5,600 to DKH Deary Memorial Cancer Fund
02/25/2013 Saint Francis Ranks #1 in Connecticut for Patient Safety and Medical Excellence in Major Clinical Categories
02/20/2013 Day Kimball Hospital Visitation Policy Restrictions Lifted
02/19/2013 Saint Francis Honors Physicians
02/18/2013 L+M Survivorship Care STAR Certified
02/18/2013 Lawrence + Memorial Approved for Elective Angioplasty; Procedure is Centerpiece of New Heart + Vascular Center
02/06/2013 Bristol Hospital Employees Honor A Fallen Co-Worker And Friend
02/01/2013 Dr. Marvin McMillen Joins Bristol Hospital As Medical Director Of Surgical Services

January

01/31/2013 TIFFANY SANDERS, M.D, NAMED MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR MALTA HOUSE OF CARE, INC.
01/30/2013 Free newsletter highlights Bridgeport Hospital cardiac services
01/30/2013 Favorite comfort food recipes sought for new heart-healthy cookbook
01/30/2013 Julie Hewey Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
01/28/2013 Congressman Courtney Announces Renewal Of Medicare Dependent Hospital Program for Windham Hospital
01/24/2013 Brenda Senecal Named Employee of the Year at Day Kimball Healthcare
01/23/2013 SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES GRANT
01/23/2013 Lights! Camera! Action! Bristol Hospital Films New Bariatric Surgery Commercial
01/16/2013 SAINT FRANCIS CARE AND ASCENSION HEALTH CARE NETWORK SIGN LETTER OF INTENT
01/15/2013 SAINT FRANCIS CENTER FOR HEALTH EQUITY AWARDED $200,000 GRANT FROM THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH FOUNDATION
01/15/2013 Hospital for Special Care Appoints Pediatrician Specialist for Complex Unit
01/14/2013 HIMSS Analytics Honors Bristol Hospital with Stage 6 Recognition
01/14/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER INSTITUTES NEW VISITATION POLICY FOR FLU SEASON
01/10/2013 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S PHYSICIAN NAMED AS FIRST PEDIATRICIAN EVER TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD FROM CCFA
01/10/2013 SAINT FRANCIS CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH AWARDED GRANT TO CREATE ORAL HEALTH SCREENING PROGRAM FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
01/09/2013 Nineteen Primary Care and Specialty Care Practices Change Names to Day Kimball Medical Group
01/08/2013 Bridgeport Hospital CEO William Jennings appointed to American College of Healthcare Executives’ Council of Regents
01/07/2013 Day Kimball Healthcare Holds Annual Corporators’ Meeting; Reports That Fiscal Year 2012 Finances Finished in the Black
01/07/2013 Plainfield Family Welcomes Day Kimball Hospital’s First Baby of 2013
01/03/2013 Day Kimball Hospital Visitation Policy Restrictions
01/02/2013 Burn Center Re-Dedicated after Yearlong Renovation

2012

December

12/21/2012 Cheryl Livernoche Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
12/13/2012 Day Kimball HomeCare Receives High Marks From National Study
12/04/2012 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES PAMELA MANOR, MSN, RN, AS CLINICAL AND NURSING INFORMATION OFFICER

November

11/29/2012 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES SUDEEP BANSAL, M.D., AS CHIEF MEDICAL INFORMATION OFFICER
11/28/2012 Bristol Hospital And Health Group, Inc., Signs Letter Of Intent With Vanguard Health Systems, Inc.
11/27/2012 Michael Trudeau Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
11/21/2012 Bridgeport, Shelton and Stratford residents named employees of the quarter at Bridgeport Hospital
11/19/2012 Hospital for Special Care Announces Plans for Autism 'Health Neighborhood'
11/19/2012 State of-the-art imaging system provides safer, more precise spinal surgery at Bridgeport Hospital
11/15/2012 JOHNSON MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER EARNS 3-YEAR CANCER ACCREDITATION
11/15/2012 Bristol Hospital Annual Ball Nets $104,000
11/08/2012 SAINT FRANCIS AND UCONN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OPEN THE CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR PRIMARY CARE INNOVATION (CIPCI)
11/08/2012 St. Vincent’s Medical Center receives Stroke Award
11/07/2012 CIGNA AND CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER RENEW NETWORK AGREEMENT
11/06/2012 CONSTANTINOS CONSTANTINOU, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
11/05/2012 Pauline Whipple Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
11/02/2012 Yale-New Haven physician receives national hospitalist award

October

10/23/2012 NATIONAL STUDY: St. Vincent’s Medical Center Is 5-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures for the 2nd Year in a Row 2012-2013
10/22/2012 Bristol Hospital Parent And Child Center Honors Supporters
10/12/2012 New Trumbull Radiation Oncology Center will expand services, improve access to care for cancer patients
10/10/2012 GAYLORD SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES KEY APPOINTMENTS TO ITS RESPIRATORY PROGRAM
10/09/2012 WORK BEGINS ON REBUILDING OF EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL
10/09/2012 SHAHLA YASSIR, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
10/05/2012 Laurencin Appointed to Prestigious Federal Panel
10/03/2012 Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University earns important approvals from LCME and State Board of Education

September

09/26/2012 Patricia Urban Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
09/25/2012 KATHRYN E. PASCUCCI, D.O., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
09/24/2012 NAYYARA MALIK, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
09/24/2012 Local Physician Awarded Prestigious Teaching Honor
09/20/2012 JOHN HANNA, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
09/17/2012 SAINT FRANCIS CARE PARTNERS WITH SURGICAL CARE AFFILIATES TO DEVELOP AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER STRATEGY
09/12/2012 Bridgeport Hospital geriatrician Vivian Argento, MD, receives 2012 Melville G. Magida Award as area’s outstanding young physician
09/10/2012 SHAYNA B. BURKE, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
09/06/2012 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S AWARDED PROCEEDS FROM 5TH ANNUAL GERALD F. SOMMERS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
09/05/2012 Bridgeport Hospital names Dr. Ryan O’Connell Vice President of Performance and Risk Management
09/05/2012 Bridgeport Hospital names two vice presidents
09/04/2012 Donald St. Onge named Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Day Kimball Healthcare

August

08/30/2012 Lawrence + Memorial Bid to Acquire The Westerly Hospital Approved
08/28/2012 Infertility experts at Bridgeport Hospital help deliver mom’s dream
08/27/2012 Valerie Espeleta Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
08/22/2012 Ansonia resident named ‘Everyday Hero’ by Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers
08/20/2012 CRISTINA CEFALONI, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/17/2012 Monroe, Shelton and Stratford residents named employees of the quarter at Bridgeport Hospital
08/13/2012 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE DOWN SYNDROME PROGRAM WITH CT DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS
08/08/2012 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES NEW DIRECTOR, CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR PRIMARY CARE INNOVATION
08/08/2012 RACHELLE DYQUIANGCO, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/08/2012 KIMBERLY CAPRIO, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/07/2012 ABDUL MAJEED SHEIKH, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/07/2012 CHRISTOPHER CHAN, M.D., Ph.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
08/06/2012 SBM CHARTIBLE FOUNDATION AWARDS $20,000 GRANT FOR VIOLENCE AND INURY PREVENTION PROGRAM AT SAINT FRANCIS
08/06/2012 St. Vincent’s Names Dianne J. Auger, President of St. Vincent’s Foundation and Senior Vice President of St. Vincent’s Health Services
08/01/2012 CURTIS D. ROBINSON, SAINT FRANCIS BOARD MEMBER, EARNS NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AWARD
08/01/2012 Bristol Hospital Nurse Achieves National Recognition For Quality Nursing Care

July

07/31/2012 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED STATE’S 2012 KEEP KIDS SAFE GRANT
07/31/2012 MEDICARE/HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING NOW BY APPOINTMENT AT ST. VINCENT’S
07/31/2012 Brenda Senecal Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
07/26/2012 DR. IANNUZZI APPOINTED ONCOLOGY CHAIR AT ST. VINCENT’S
07/25/2012 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER LAUNCHES OFFICE FOR COMMUNITY CHILD HEALTH
07/20/2012 Shriners Hospitals for Children® & Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Propose Partnership Plan to Enhance Pediatric Services in the Region
07/19/2012 JYOTHI AMIN, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
07/18/2012 U.S. News & World Report: Bridgeport Hospital Best in Fairfield County in Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology
07/18/2012 U.S. Marine Stationed Overseas Witnesses The Birth of His Child At Bristol Hospital
07/17/2012 Bristol Hospital Awards Profiles In Medicine Award To Its Adult And Pediatric Hospitalist Group
07/16/2012 Bridgeport Hospital earns first-in-Connecticut certification in rehabilitation care for cancer survivors
07/12/2012 NEW HEALTH CARE ENTITY IN SOUTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT: ST.VINCENT’S HEALTH PARTNERS (SVHP)
07/12/2012 BIANCHI WAY TO BE DEDICATED IN BLACK ROCK
07/09/2012 Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $100K

June

06/27/2012 Hospital for Special Care Promotes Lynn Ricci to Chief Operating Officer and Paul Scalise, M.D. to Chief of Staff
06/25/2012 MCC and ECHN Partner to Provide Access to High-Quality Primary Care Services for Students, Faculty and Staff
06/25/2012 Dr. Kenneth Dressler Named St. Vincent’s Physician of the Year
06/21/2012 Arthur Bourque Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
06/19/2012 MARCUS M. MCKINNEY, D.MIN., LPC, NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AT SAINT FRANCIS
06/18/2012 SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES GOLD LEVEL CQIA INNOVATION PRIZE
06/18/2012 ADAM R. SILVERMAN M.D., F.A.C.P. JOINS SAINT FRANCIS
06/14/2012 TIMOTHY L. PRETE ELECTED TO SAINT FRANCIS BOARD
06/14/2012 More than 750 attend Bridgeport Hospital cancer survivors’ celebration
06/06/2012 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S NAMED TO U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S 2012-13 BEST CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS RANKINGS
06/06/2012 First Robotic coronary artery bypass surgery in Fairfield County performed at St. Vincent's
06/01/2012 Bridgeport Hospital employees recognized for service milestones
06/01/2012 Bridgeport Hospital recognized for energy efficiency efforts
06/01/2012 Bridgeport Hospital’s clinical pastoral education programs re-accredited for maximum term of 10 years

May

05/31/2012 Sue Antonelli is Day Kimball’s May Employee of the Month
05/25/2012 Kerry Roy, RN, BSN, Named Employee Of The Year For Bristol Hospital And Health Care Group, Inc.
05/23/2012 NESHCo Recognizes Bristol Hospital With Two Marketing And Advertising Awards
05/21/2012 Dr. Lawrence Schek Named St. Vincent’s Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President
05/18/2012 Gaylord Honors Prastine as 2012 Employee of the Year
05/17/2012 The Connecticut Burn Center’s Jacqueline Laird named nurse manager of the year at Bridgeport Hospital
05/16/2012 Bridgeport Hospital volunteers saluted for service
05/15/2012 Two Bridgeport residents, one from Southington named employees of the quarter at Bridgeport Hospital
05/15/2012 SAINT FRANCIS CARE OPENS DEDICATED PRIMARY CARE PRACTICE FOR CITY AND STATE EMPLOYEES
05/14/2012 DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL DESIGNATED A PRIMARY STROKE CENTER BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
05/08/2012 First time at Bridgeport Hospital: Single-incision gallbladder surgery
05/07/2012 DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR QUALITY OF CARE
05/04/2012 Robot-assisted surgery helps Seymour resident overcome prostate cancer
05/02/2012 EPA HONORS CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S WITH NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD IN ASTHMA MANAGEMENT

April

04/30/2012 Endobronchial ultrasound helps track chest cancers
04/30/2012 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED $10.5 MILLION GRANT FROM NIH FOR FIRST OF KIND STUDY
04/25/2012 Partnership of two New Haven hospitals and Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut receives award to help reduce hospital readmissions
04/24/2012 Bridgeport Hospital is national training site for innovative a-fib treatment
04/23/2012 READ TO GROW’S “BOOKS FOR BABIES” DELIVERS AT DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL
04/23/2012 Bridgeport Hospital’s Respiratory Therapy Department earns national quality recognition
04/23/2012 Bridgeport Hospital is first in Connecticut with wireless fetal monitors
04/20/2012 DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE EXCEEDS FUNDRASING GOAL FOR NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
04/19/2012 Bridgeport Hospital teams with Yale Cancer Center to offer genetic counseling
04/19/2012 SAINT FRANCIS RECOGNIZES EXEMPLARY EMPLOYEES
04/19/2012 Dr. Bruce and Beth McDonald of Fairfield to be honored at Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary spring gala May 10

March

03/28/2012 BRISTOL HOSPITAL ANNUAL WINE EVENT A SUCCESS
03/26/2012 THOMASTON SAVINGS BANK DONATES $5,000 TO BRISTOL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
03/22/2012 Burn Center renovation campaign gets a boost from Bridgeport firefighters
03/14/2012 SAINT FRANCIS CELEBRATES CERTIFIED NURSES DAY
03/06/2012 Pioneering physicians recognized through new Honor Your Caregiver Program at Bridgeport Hospital

February

02/29/2012 DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK
02/28/2012 St. Vincent’s Susan Davis To Lead Ascension Ministry Markets
02/28/2012 Dr. Stuart Marcus Named St. Vincent’s Medical Center President
02/24/2012 UConn President Names New Vice President for Health Affairs and Medical School Dean
02/17/2012 Removing a tumor from the base of the skull—through the nose
02/09/2012 CHRISTOPHER BOYLE NAMED DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING AT BRISTOL HOSPITAL
02/07/2012 ECHN’s New Outpatient Women’s Center for Wellness Provides a First-Class Patient Experience ‘East of the River’
02/03/2012 Reverend Jonathan Scott of Pomfret is named Day Kimball Healthcare’s 2011 Employee of the Year

January

01/31/2012 DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE’S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PASSES THE $2.8 MILLION MARK
01/30/2012 E. Merritt McDonough, Jr. Named To Lead Saint Francis Foundation
01/25/2012 ADRIENNE W. COCHRANE ELECTED TO SAINT FRANCIS BOARD
01/25/2012 ANDREW J. PINKES ELECTED TO SAINT FRANCIS BOARD
01/25/2012 MARIE C. O’BRIEN NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE BRISTOL HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
01/24/2012 DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE NAMES MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF MATERNAL–FETAL MEDICINE
01/23/2012 SAINT FRANCIS, JOHNSON MEMORIAL ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION
01/06/2012 DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES JACK BURKE AS NEW BOARD CHAIR AT ANNUAL CORPORATORS MEETING

2011

December

12/02/2011 Check for $50,000 to benefit the new Comprehensive Women's Health Center

November

11/30/2011 DR. DANIEL KOCINSKY NAMED ST. VINCENT’S PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR
11/28/2011 Day Kimball Hospital Recognized Providing More Affordable Care
11/17/2011 Connecticut Children’s Flu Vaccine Program Achieves 99.975 Percent Compliance Five Employees Will Be Terminated As A Result of Not Getting Vaccinated

October

10/18/2011 HARTFORD HOSPITAL APPOINTS NEW CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
10/12/2011 MANDELL MS CENTER ENLARGES FACILITIES
10/10/2011 Quinnipiac University School of Medicine selects St. Vincent’s Medical Center as its principal clinical partner

September

09/06/2011 Day Kimball Healthcare Hosts Fundraiser for Healthy Hearts

August

08/31/2011 Thompson Resident Deborah Ann Cyr is Day Kimball’s August Employee of the Month
08/11/2011 SAINT FRANCIS RECOGNIZED FOR IMPLEMENTING QUALITY STROKE CARE

July

07/31/2011 North Grosvenordale Resident Anne Alves is Day Kimball’s July Employee of the Month
07/20/2011 Day Kimball Healthcare Presents Cancer Survivorship Day
07/13/2011 LOCAL HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS TO CONDUCT COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEYS AND FOCUS GROUPS
07/11/2011 The American Red Cross to Host Blood Drive at Day Kimball Hospital

June

06/20/2011 GENEROSITY OF DONORS PAVES WAY FOR CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S TO CONSTRUCT NEW CLINICAL CARE CENTER FOR CANCER AND BLOOD DISORDERS
06/16/2011 Day Kimball Hospital Earns National Recognition for Distinction in Knee and Hip Replacements

May

05/25/2011 Griffin Hospital to Launch Health Initiative for Men (HiM) May 25
05/23/2011 Day Kimball Hosted Career Fair to Local High School Students
05/17/2011 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES TOP RANKINGS FROM U.S. NEWS MEDIA GROUP’S BEST CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS
05/12/2011 Day Kimball Healthcare’s 6th Annual Twilight in the Country Event
05/03/2011 Spring into Wellness Fair

April

04/14/2011 WINDHAM ONE OF THREE HOSPITALS IN STATE TO BE AWARDED GRANT

March

03/14/2011 DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE EXPANDS SERVICES AND LOCATIONS IN 2010
03/09/2011 Cynthia Sparer named executive director of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

February

02/24/2011 ST. VINCENT’S LAUNCHES NEW INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY
02/23/2011 Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Has New Director
02/21/2011 DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP AT ST. VINCENT’S

2010

December

12/17/2010 Urban League of Greater Hartford Honors Medical School Dean
12/09/2010 HOFFMAN HEART AND VASCULAR INSTITUE RECIEVES GOLD AWARD
12/09/2010 YNHH President Marna Borgstrom named to national AAMC board
12/03/2010 DANIELSON ELKS HOSTS FUNDRAISER FOR DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE DEARY MEMORIAL CANCER FUND

November

11/24/2010 DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE BEGINS FALL PREVENTION INITIATIVE
11/23/2010 HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE OF NORTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT ANNUAL TREE OF LIFE CEREMONIES EXPAND LOCATIONS
11/18/2010 Dr. Lawrence Schek To Lead Cardiovascular Medicine at St. Vincent’s
11/17/2010 POLITICAL LEADERS VISIT DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE
11/08/2010 SAINT FRANCIS AWARDS FIVE RESEARCH GRANTS
11/03/2010 DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE PARTNERS WITH CAREPAYMENT® TO OFFER INNOVATIVE PATIENT-PAY SOLUTIONS FOR DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL PATIENTS
11/01/2010 DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR HISTORY OF PROVIDING MORE AFFORDABLE CARE

October

10/27/2010 ST. VINCENT'S COMPLETES KRESGE GRANT CHALLENGE
10/26/2010 SAINT FRANCIS AND UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE LAUNCH CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR PRIMARY CARE INNOVATION
10/22/2010 L&M Names Mike O'Farrell New Public Relations Director
10/21/2010 More than 60 walkers in hospital's first Walk with a Doc event
10/20/2010 SAINT FRANCIS AWARDED RADIOLOGY ACCREDITATIONS
10/19/2010 UConn Health Center Campus 100% Smoke-free Starting Nov. 18
10/19/2010 CJRI TO COLLABORATE IN TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT STUDY
10/14/2010 Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine name new chief medical information officer
10/12/2010 MEDICAL MISSIONS TO VISIT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
10/07/2010 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR NORTH CAMPUS
10/05/2010 Saint Francis Brings Leading-Edge Arrhythmia Therapy to Connecticut
10/01/2010 YNHCH receives international award for ECMO life-support program

September

09/29/2010 Hospital's Walk with a Doc program starts Oct. 16
09/20/2010 MIRACLES XXI SLATED FOR SEPT. 25
09/14/2010 The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute Introduces Innovative "Step Ahead" Plan
09/13/2010 Yale-New Haven Hospital receives national Bariatric Surgery Center accreditation

August

08/25/2010 Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center to be Recognized with Platinum Innovation Award
08/23/2010 MIRACLES XXI TO BE HELD
08/20/2010 Yale-New Haven Health appoints new CEO for Northeast Medical Group
08/17/2010 Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Appointments Vice President of Human Resources
08/11/2010 Calhoun Cardiology Center Recognized for Implementing Quality Heart Disease and Stroke Care
08/05/2010 CURTIS D. ROBINSON MEN’S HEALTH INSTITUTE HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF CLASSIC
08/04/2010 First Abdominal Aneurysm Repair Without Surgery in the Hartford Area
08/03/2010 Bridgeport Hospital appoints William Jennings new President & CEO

July

07/20/2010 ST. VINCENT’S FIRST IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY TO EARN BABY-FRIENDLY™ DESIGNATION
07/15/2010 Yale-New Haven Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report
07/15/2010 23rd Annual St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Swimmers
07/06/2010 STROKE CENTER AT SAINT FRANCIS AWARDED GOLD CERTIFICATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
07/01/2010 William Piper Named COO of Masonicare

June

06/28/2010 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES CHIEF NURSING OFFICER
06/28/2010 Griffin Hospital to Feature NuVal Scores at Vending Machines, Cafeteria
06/24/2010 SAINT FRANCIS, UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD ANNOUNCE A FORMAL AFFILIATION
06/22/2010 St. Vincent’s Earns Breast Center Accreditation Through Multidisciplinary Approach
06/15/2010 MidState Medical Center named one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals
06/03/2010 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES TOP 30 RANKING FROM U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
06/02/2010 Gaylord Hospital Nurses Honored with Nightingale Award
06/02/2010 Patients Blossom at Gaylord Hospital

May

05/18/2010 SAINT FRANCIS AGAIN WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT
05/12/2010 WATERBURY HOSPITAL FORMS CEO SEARCH COMMITTEE, ENGAGES EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM
05/10/2010 EXCELLENCE IN NURSING AWARDS PRESENTED
05/03/2010 Dedicated to Living: Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center to celebrate cancer survivors

April

04/30/2010 SISTERS OF SAINT JOSEPH AWARDS PRESENTED
04/28/2010 SAINT FRANCIS HOSTS AMBASSADOR OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
04/14/2010 SAINT FRANCIS-MOUNT SINAI 20TH ANNIVERSARY MARKED
04/13/2010 SAINT FRANCIS NAMES DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT, SURGICAL QUALITY
04/12/2010 WATERBURY HOSPITAL PRESIDENT SET TO RETIRE END OF YEAR
04/09/2010 192 Yale-New Haven Hospital physicians among Connecticut Magazine's "top docs"
04/07/2010 SAINT FRANCIS FOOD BANK RECEIVES DIAPER DONATION
04/01/2010 SAINT FRANCIS RECEIVES $2.5 MILLION GIFT

March

03/18/2010 Himes Presents Cardiac Surgery & GI Surgery Awards to St. Vincent’s
03/18/2010 CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER UNVEILS PLANS FOR ITS NEW CARE CENTER FOR CANCER AND BLOOD DISORDERS
03/12/2010 Hospital names Dr. Hanks Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer
03/11/2010 Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital Affiliation Plans Move Forward
03/09/2010 Catherine A. Lyons, RN, MS, named clinical program director at Smilow Cancer Hospital
03/09/2010 Pfizer Awards American Cancer Society Program At Backus Hospital
03/08/2010 20th Anniversary of Saint Francis-Mount Sinai Affiliation To Be Marked
03/02/2010 Dr. Sherwin named new chief of endocrinology at Yale-New Haven Hospital

February

02/25/2010 4th District Congressman Jim Himes To Present Top Cardiac & GI Surgery Award to St. Vincent’s
02/22/2010 Waterbury Hospital Announces 19th Annual TGIF (Thank God I’m Female) Women’s Wellness Forum
02/22/2010 SAINT FRANCIS OPENS ELLINGTON MEDICAL OFFICE
02/17/2010 Watebury Hospitals Holds Facebook "Fan" Contest
02/16/2010 Waterbury Hospital Donates Ultrasound Machines and Other Medical Equipment to Help Third World Hospitals
02/12/2010 SAINT FRANCIS LAUNCHES MEN’S HEALTH INSTITUTE
02/10/2010 Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital Accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
02/09/2010 MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL RECEIVES MAGNET® RECOGNITION FOR THIRD TIME
02/03/2010 SAINT FRANCIS INTRODUCES NEW TREATMENT FOR ABDOMINAL CANCER
02/02/2010 STAMFORD HOSPITAL RE-VERFIED AS A LEVEL II TRAUMA CENTER
02/01/2010 SAINT FRANCIS AWARDED GRANT FOR MEN’S HEALTH INSTITUTE BY HARTFORD FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC GIVING

January

01/29/2010 St. Vincent's Medical Center to Host Heart Health Fair
01/28/2010 SAINT FRANCIS DESIGNATED BLUE DISTINCTION CENTER FOR KNEE AND HIP REPLACEMENT
01/26/2010 Manchester Memorial Hospital Ranked Top Five Percent in Nation According to Quality Study
01/22/2010 Yale-New Haven Hospital establishes Aortic Institute
01/21/2010 WATERBURY HOSPITAL CARDIAC SERVICES RANKED IN TOP TEN PERCENT IN NATION
01/15/2010 NEW ELIZABETH PFRIEM SWIM CENTER FOR CANCER CARE DEBUTS WITH TOURS FOR THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE RIBBON CUTTING
01/14/2010 Waterbury Hospital’s Stroke Program Receives Bronze Performance Achievement Award
01/11/2010 Saint Francis Receives Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award
01/08/2010 Yale-New Haven Hospital Receives National Chest Pain Center Accreditation
01/05/2010 William Hoey Named Mission VP at St. Vincent's
01/05/2010 Solid Financial Management at Stamford Hospital Brings Additional Benefit to Community
01/04/2010 Promoting Its Go Green Program, St. Vincent's Will End the Sale of Throwaway Plastic Water Bottles

2009

December

12/09/2009 St. Vincent’s Emergency Department To Be Named In Honor of Michael J. Daly in Unveiling Ceremony
12/03/2009 First Patient Admitted to Griffin Hospital 100 years Ago
12/03/2009 Quinlavin Re-appointed to EMS Board
12/01/2009 Prominent Gaylord Hospital Sleep Expert Releases Two Publications

November

11/20/2009 St. Vincent's Ranks in Top 5% Nationally for GI Surgery
11/20/2009 Officers of ECHN Board of Trustees Elected at Recent Annual Meeting
11/18/2009 MidState Center Holds Annual Meeting
11/18/2009 New Medical Office Opens in Bloomfield
11/18/2009 Paul Moss Retiring as President of Milford Hospital
11/16/2009 Eliminating Smoking a Joint Effort
11/10/2009 MidState Medical Center Physician Receives Prestigious Phil Stent Award
11/06/2009 WTNH CHANNEL 8 WEATHERMAN GIL SIMMONS TO VISIT WATERBURY HOSPITAL
11/05/2009 SAINT FRANCIS OPENS CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
11/02/2009 Gaylord Hospital Safe Patient Handling Program Significantly Reduces Injury, Costs
11/02/2009 Gaylord Hospital Conducting Studies for Spinal Cord Injuries: Two Projects Aim to Advance Research

October

10/29/2009 WATERBURY HOSPITAL HIRES 30 NURSES THROUGH VISIONARY PROGRAM
10/27/2009 Deirdre Imus Speaks on the Dangers of Environmental Toxins at the St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound Breast Cancer Luncheon
10/26/2009 Saint Francis to Hold "Topping-Off" Ceremony for the New John T. O'Connell Tower
10/26/2009 St. Vincent’s Ranked #1 in Connecticut for Cardiac Surgery
10/22/2009 Renowned cardiac surgeon offers lecture on "The Heart of a Woman"
10/21/2009 Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven celebrates formal dedication
10/15/2009 Planetree Honors Extraordinary Achievements in Patient-Centered Care at the 2009 Spirit of Planetree Awards
10/13/2009 ECHN Hospitals Receive High Ratings in Several Areas of Care by HealthGrades

September

09/28/2009 Gastroenterologist Strick Woods, MD named St. Vincent’s 2009 Physician of the Year
09/24/2009 Saint Francis Chosen to Participate in National Initiative
09/23/2009 “Cholesterol – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” – A Listen & Learn Lecture with Venu Channamsetty, M.D.
09/16/2009 Waterbury Surgeon is First in the Region to Perform Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
09/15/2009 Rehab Unit at St. Vincent's Medical Center Celebrates their 10th Anniversary
09/09/2009 St. Vincent’s New Digital Mammography Coach Offers Superior Comfort, Convenience and Technology
09/09/2009 “MRSA, What is It and How Not to Get It” – A Listen & Learn Lecture with Genevieve John, MD.

August

08/22/2009 The Sikorsky, Teamsters Local 1150, SWIM Across the Sound Walk/Run for Cancer, Diabetes & Heart Disease Steps Off Sunday, September 13
08/20/2009 “Don’t Strike Out! Orthopaedic Sports Injuries” – A Listen & Learn Lecture with Michael Redler, M.D.
08/12/2009 MIRACLES XX Marks Historic Milestone
08/06/2009 New Alliance Solidifies Relationship and Bolsters Services to New Britain and Hartford Communities

July

07/31/2009 Senator Christopher Dodd Tours St. Vincent’s & Holds Press Conference on Healthcare Reform
07/16/2009 Yale-New Haven Hospital makes U.S.News & World Report's Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals
07/14/2009 St. Vincent’s SWIM Memorial Service on Sunday, August 2
07/07/2009 Economy Forces Most Wired Hospitals to Look Closely at IT Spending Clinical IT Still a Priority

June

06/30/2009 Saint Mary’s Celebrates Gold and Silver Awards from American Heart Association with Olympic Gold Medalist Jim Craig
06/11/2009 ECHN’s Holds Women’s Health Stroll at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk
06/11/2009 New Britain Rock Cats and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s Men’s Health Institute will observe Prostate Cancer Awareness Day
06/04/2009 Ninth Annual John A. DeQuattro Memorial Lecture at ECHN Draws a Large Crowd
06/02/2009 Saint Francis Names Kathleen N. Mueller, M.D., Medical Director of Integrative Medicine

May

05/19/2009 Saint Francis Wins National Award for Environmental Achievement
05/18/2009 Saint Francis Offers New Device in Treating Patients With Morbid Obesity
05/18/2009 Women’s Golf Tournament Honors Dorothy Hamill, Provides Free Mammograms for Area Women in Need
05/13/2009 YNHCH Will Host Trike Fair For Children With Special-Needs
05/12/2009 Saint Francis Names Director of Case Management
05/11/2009 “Angioplasty and the Debate over Drug Eluting Stents” – A Listen & Learn Lecture with Jared Selter, M.D.
05/09/2009 Support From the Hawks
05/05/2009 Saint Francis Earns Energy Star® Mark For Superior Energy Efficiency

April

04/28/2009 MidState Medical Center President & CEO Lucille Janatka Named Top 25 Women in Healthcare
04/27/2009 “Get ‘Tick’ Smart about Lyme Disease” – A Listen & Learn Lecture with Jo-Anne Passalacqua, M.D.
04/24/2009 Dr. Marcus Named Chief Medical Officer / Senior Vice President at St. Vincent's
04/24/2009 Susan L. Davis, RN, EdD Named Market Leader for Ascension Health NY/CT Region
04/24/2009 Eaton Named Senior VP & Chief Administrative Officer at St. Vincent's
04/23/2009 Safe Haven Reunion at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
04/23/2009 Dr. Michael E. Keenan Named One of Connecticut’s Top Doctors
04/23/2009 Breast Health Center Re-Dedication
04/21/2009 St. Vincent's Medical Center Awarded $1 Million Kresge Foundation Challenge Grant
04/17/2009 Portable CT Scanner Use In Baby's Surgery
04/16/2009 Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance Awards Grant to Saint Francis
04/15/2009 Saint Francis Awarded Grant for Brain Tumor Treatment
04/15/2009 ECHN Celebrates the Opening of the State-of-the-Art Critical Care Suites at Manchester Memorial Hospital
04/14/2009 Saint Francis Re-Accredited
04/04/2009 NEW TECHNOLOGY - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

March

03/31/2009 Two ECHN Hospitals Receive National Quality Awards
03/31/2009 HCC staff members attend conference to help stop second-hand smoke exposure
03/31/2009 Head and Neck Cancer – in Non-smokers, too - A Listen & Learn Lecture with Douglas Ross, M.D.
03/28/2009 Danbury Hospital’s 18th annual Children’s Day Held on March 28
03/27/2009 Connecticut Children's Medical Center Now Home to the State's Only Ceretom Portable CT Scanner
03/27/2009 Travel Nurses Give Connecticut Children's Medical Center a Top Ranking
03/25/2009 Saint Francis Becomes the First Connecticut Hospital to Perform Colorectal Robotic Surgery
03/24/2009 Waterbury Hospital to Strengthen Policies to Combat Medical Identity Theft
03/18/2009 St. Vincent’s Dedicates New Ambulatory Surgery Center
03/12/2009 Saint Francis Names Medical/Surgical Nursing Director
03/12/2009 Waterbury Hospital’s 18th Annual TGIF (Thank God I’m Female) Slated For May 8
03/10/2009 Mandell Center for Multiple Sclerosis Marks First Year
03/09/2009 St. Vincent's Opens New Ambulatory Surgery Center
03/04/2009 St. Vincent’s Capital Campaign Surpasses $40 Million, Striving for $42 Million Goal
03/04/2009 Chuck Shivery, Northeast Utilities Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Named Chairman of the Board at Connecticut Children's
03/03/2009 St. Vincent's Physician Performs First Scarless Gallbladder Surgery in Area
03/03/2009 Dr. Christine Finck Named as Associate Director of Surgery at Connecticut Children's Medical Center

February

02/23/2009 Saint Francis Renames Women's Heart Program
02/19/2009 NuVal Food Scoring System Guiding Supermarket Shoppers to Healthier Food Choices
02/13/2009 Maura McQueeney, BSN, MPH, Named President of Masonicare Home Health & Hospice
02/04/2009 Jimmy Lee, MD, provides hope to corneal transplantation patients at Yale-New Haven

January

01/30/2009 The Convenience of Free and Low-cost Mobile Mammography Screenings Comes to Area Women
01/28/2009 St. Vincent's Medical Center to Host Heart Health Fair
01/27/2009 Manchester Memorial Hospital Among Top Five Percent in Nation According to Quality Study
01/26/2009 Frank Scifo MD Named Primary Care Development Director at St. Vincent’s
01/22/2009 Heart Center of Greater Waterbury Granted Permanent Status
01/22/2009 Griffin Honored with Tenth Year on FORTUNE Best Companies to Work for List
01/21/2009 Saint Francis Installs Next Generation PET/CT Scanner - The First In Connecticut
01/21/2009 State Public Health Commissioner Galvin To Present Stroke Award to St. Vincent’s
01/20/2009 Saint Francis Names Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
01/12/2009 New Doctors/Surgeons Join Connecticut Children's Medical Center
01/05/2009 Connecticut Children's Medical Center Partners with Waterbury Hospital and Saint Mary's Hospital in Opening New Pediatric Inpatient Unit

2008

December

12/29/2008 Masonicare of Wallingford Makes a Few Name Changes
12/29/2008 Yale-New Haven Hospital to become tobacco-free, inside and out on January 1
12/17/2008 Yale-New Haven Hospital receives HHS 2008 Medal of Honor for Organ Donation
12/17/2008 St. Vincent's Hosts Healthcare Reform Discussion on WICC Show as Part of Obama-Led Efforts
12/10/2008 Saint Francis and Local Physician Group Embark on Ground-Breaking Joint Venture
12/09/2008 Lauren Forgione-Rubino, M.D. Elected HCMA President
12/08/2008 Saint Francis GI Endoscopy Center Grand Opening Celebration
12/08/2008 Chad Wable Named President and Chief Exectuive Officer
12/01/2008 Saint Francis Receives $1.5 Million Grant from Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation

November

11/24/2008 Women's Auxiliary Pledges $5 Million to Saint Francis
11/24/2008 Waterbury Hospital First in State to Offer Free HIV Testing During an Emergency Department Visit
11/18/2008 Hospital Appoints Chief Marketing and Government Relations Officer
11/13/2008 Four new trustees elected to Yale-New Haven Hospital board of trustees
11/12/2008 Waterbury Hospital Prepares to Become a Smokefree Campus by 2009
11/11/2008 Yale-New Haven Hospital physicians elect new officers
11/11/2008 Waterbury Hospital First in Area to Offer Wireless Internet Access

October

10/28/2008 Heart Center of Greater Waterbury Delivers 12,000 Signed Letters of Support
10/27/2008 Dr. Ross Named Chairman of Surgery at St. Vincent's
10/27/2008 St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound Raises More Than $200,000 for Breast Cancer Patients and Programs
10/23/2008 ECHN Community Health Care Foundation, Inc. Appoints Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer
10/14/2008 ECHN Tops Off 30-Bed Expansion to Woodlake at Tolland with a Column Signing

September

09/15/2008 Heart Center of Greater Waterbury Files for Permanent Status
09/08/2008 Long Distance Greetings
09/04/2008 ECHN General Surgeon Offers New Breast Cancer Treatment Procedure
09/02/2008 ECHN, Johnson Memorial Corporation Sign Letter of Intent

August

08/29/2008 OHCA COMMISSIONER GRANTS SIX-MONTH OPERATING EXTENSION TO HEART CENTER OF GREATER WATERBURY
08/25/2008 Bridgeport Hospital heart attack survival rate tops in state